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Lymington Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


50:44'.22N 001:30'.30W Safe Water Approach Point


Admiralty 2021, 2035, SC5600

Rules & Regulations

Always give way to Ferries, 6 Knts Speed Limit south of wavescreen, 4Knts advisory limit north of wavescreen.


Ferries, Narrow approach channel, Shallows

Tidal Data Times & Range

Long stand at HW Neaps, Double HW at Springs, HW Dover -0045 Springs, +0010 Neaps, MHWS 3.00m MHWN 2.6m MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.7m Tide tables:   (links)

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General Description

Lymington is a very attractive and fairly large town on the edge of the New Forest. ... read more


Entry to the Lymington River is straightforward, but approach needs to be made from some distance off ...

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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchoring is not allowed anywhere within the approach channel or the harbour. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 20th Mar 2018
Much the same as our last update. Prices up across the board and we have uploaded this years chart
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 9th Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. There have been price changes across the board and you may find that the HM will encourage you to tie up to the Dan Bran pontoon rather than the Town Quay.
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Apr 2014
We have revised these notes for the 2014 season and adjusted prices. The main change is that I have changed the tenor of the notes for Lymington Marina which, although it has no dedicated visitor berths seldom finds it necessary to turn visitors away (the HM there can't remember when this last happened). So we have treated it in the same way as we would a facility with allocated visitor berths.
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Update January 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 15th Jan 2013
The Harbour Notes for Lymington have been updated by Don T on the 15th January 2013. The buoyage in the vicinity of the Lymington Yacht Haven has changed since our last update in 2010; our Approach Notes have been corrected to reflect this and the most recent chart (June 2012) is in the images gallery. The large Dan Bran pontoon is being furnished with shore power but the 2013 charges for this have not yet been finalised. All other charges have been updated for the 2013 season.
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Tom Webb, around Britain on a 21' Beneteau 2011
Written by Tom Webb Sailing | 31st Oct 2011
31/8-1/9 – Lymington – Lymington is the most significant port I feel, it signifies being back in the Solent and back at home, I stayed in Lymington Yacht haven where I was very generously donated a berth by Mary Faulk, the yacht haven is fantastic with a berthing master in a rib at the entrance guiding you in and impeccable shore based facilities. When entering there is a narrow well marked channel that you must stick to, the Isle of Wight ferry also leaves from this channel so be wary to pass port to port and give plenty of room.
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